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Of children's literature and child psychology: some heuristic considerations

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Joan Blos teaches children's literature at the University of Michigan. She reviews, writes about, and writes children's books and is the U.S. editor of this journal.

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Blos, J. Of children's literature and child psychology: some heuristic considerations. Child Lit Educ 9, 101–105 (1978).

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